A wide shot of a ceramics studio, featuring students working with pottery wheels and other tools.

SAIC Alum Wins Award at Chicago International Film Festival

Weija Ma (MFA 2015) won the Gold Plaque Animated award at the 51st Chicago International Film Festival for her film, Same River Twice. Ma, a recent graduate from SAIC’s Film, Video, New Media, and Animation program, created “a vibrant animated short that infuses nostalgia with color and soul." The film tells the story of a young girl bringing her father's childhood memories to life. Past award winners of the competition have gone on to win Oscars and Golden Globes.